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A Sugar Cubed Approach: An Update and Comparison of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), and American Geriatric Society (AGS) Diabetes Management Guidelines

Program length: 0.1 CEU
Target audiences: Pharmacists
Knowledge based activity

EXPIRES: 10/09/2015

This course requires completion of survey and a 70% passing quiz grade to receive certificate.

Universal Activity Number: 0048-0000-12-077-H01-P

Course Cost: $10

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The following is a comprehensive summary of the individual guidelines provided by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). The summary will focus on the ADA guidelines and highlight specific differences between the other organizations’ guidelines. In addition, recommendations will be made to help guide pharmacists to the most appropriate guidelines to use for a specific patient. Information designated by orange boxes denotes a difference in recommendations by the AACE. Information in blue boxes emphasizes a difference in recommendations by the AGS.


At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:


1. Recognize the differences between the guidelines provided by the ADA, AACE, and AGS for diabetes management.
2. Explain appropriate diagnostic criteria for patients with Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes.
3. Apply clinical information from appropriate guidelines for proper treatment of patients with diabetes.
4. Identify and treat potential complications of diabetes based on patient specific parameters.
5. Select the appropriate guideline to use based on patient specific characteristics.

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